Kickoff to Fall

It’s early August and that means it’s time to think about fall!  Some of you might not like me saying that, but those of you who are looking forward to the fall hunting season, it speaks volumes.  Once August shows up, I start getting all my ducks in a row so that I will be …

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Western Iowa Gems – Loess Hills Prairie Seminar 2017

Two weekends ago, I spent some time out in the Loess Hills attending an annual prairie seminar.  Every June, nature enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds come together and celebrate the special land forms found in western Iowa. Basically, it’s a three day montage of prairie hikes and talks led by experts and volunteers who …

The Best Goal

Late winter usually means one thing to most of us here in Iowa: Spring is coming!  We think of wildflowers blooming, song birds singing, waterfowl migrating, ice melting, and spring cleaning.  For me the onset of spring means all that, but most importantly it means turkey season is near.  The other day I was thinking …